Sweet, substantial winter squash can be the perfect center of a meal—or a hearty addition to other seasonal main dishes. Use it to add heft to vegetarian curries and soups, or as a sweet, silky filling for ravioli.
Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce
A much loved dish in Mexico’s Yucatán, this version has sesame seeds, pistachio nuts, and tomatillos. We suggest a glass of full-bodied white wine, such as a rich Chardonnay, to marry the flavors.
Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin
This recipe proves that the flesh isn’t just for pies but makes a delicious soup as well. We found it best to use a heavy pumpkin, with thick flesh that keeps it intact during baking. See the recipe for Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin »
Light Mussel and Pumpkin Soup
Don’t try to make this elegant soup with Halloween pumpkins. Instead, try kabocha squash, or Cinderella or cheese pumpkins, often available in autumn at farm stands and specialty markets. See the recipe for Light Mussel and Pumpkin Soup »
Farro Risotto (Farrotto)
This wintry risotto relies on farro for its springy, al dente texture to contract the soft, rich roasted butternut squash, mushrooms, and sage.
A brown butter sauce complements toasted walnuts, roasted butternut squash, and baby kale in a rich pasta dish that perfectly captures the flavors of fall.